Obama is Okinawa in Kyoto.
When you go to the beach, temples, and just walk around the town, there are not many people and time passes slowly.
Enjoy the beautiful orange sunset which is going down to the Sea of Japan on the beach around 6pm for 30 min.
During the 30 min which you can only hear the waves is the time that you can hear your heart beats, and your soul and mind.
You've got to be tired everyday from your work and studying.
Because of the silent place, you'll remember the actual your own time.
After you see the beautiful sunset and eat local delicious fish, let's have local Obama sake with us at 21:00 (9pm) then.
CHILL OUT / RELAX
Obama was the town where people carried food for imperial family in Kyoto 1,300 years ago.
Mackerels, puffer fish, and oysters are really delicious here.
'Dried fish flavoured by soy sauce', Dried fish culture
'Heshiko '(fermented mackerels), Fermented food culture
These food cultures are only in Obama.
There are many kinds of restaurants nearby JR Obama station; cafe for vegetarian, soba noodle, Italian, Asian, yakitori, and Korean BBQ etc.
There are many beautiful scenic views and spaces for motorcycle riding, biking, and fishing.
Speaking of the Sea of Japan, people might think that the waves are rough.
However, it is actually gentle from Fukui to Tottori, Shimane, and Yamaguchi prefectures.
And the mountains and the seaweeds are closer to the ocean, so the sea's colour is beautiful emerald green.
It is popular to do activities like SUP and sea kayaking in the clam ocean.
There is a famous place to do deep water soloing which is climbing the rocks and diving to the ocean at Sotomo.
There are many spots where you can relax and enjoy Obama city like, going on Sotomo cruise, seeing beautiful terraced paddy field, visiting a national treasure temple Myotuji's three pagodas.
ROYALTY / EMPEROR
Obama has a special culture because it had connected with emperor 1,300 years ago.
Eco Friendly & Sustainability
Previously, making 'lacquer chopsticks' were a side-job for Samurai.
The chopsticks are made of sea shells, egg shells, and lacquer, and the patterns are really unique, so the chopsticks are still very popular these days.
The chopsticks are not disposable and also they are all handmade. they are sustainable items and good for eco and environment.
Temples & Shrines
A long time ago, during the Warring States (15th and 16th century), Kyoto was the main place where have a war/battles.
People wanted to keep the Buddhas safe, and so a lot of Buddhas were moved from Kyoto to Obama by the people.
Even during the Warring States, there was less damage in Obama. Because of this Obama became the town with the largest number of temples (per population) in Japan.
Please enjoy the many different Buddhas here!